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Rimba Raya Reserve


The Rimba Raya Reserve project is located in Borneo’s southeast, stretching approx 100 kilometers from North to South along the borders of the Tanjung Puting National Park. and is an initiative managed by Infinite Earth.

The Rimba Raya Reserve project covers around 64,000 hectares and has an aim to preserve the habitat (by preventing deforestation and encouraging regeneration) of the endangered species including the Bornean Orangutan. primarily the project aims to reduce Indonesia’s emissions by preserving the tropical peat swamp forest. Additionally the project also has some co-benefits by financing a variety of community-based initiatives, including water filtration. This project is REDD+ and certified under Verra’s carbon standard and well as its Climate, Community & Biodiversity standard.

REDD+ projects pursue long-term strategies for addressing the underlying causes of deforestation and degradation.

  • Rimba Raya was the first carbon project to receive REDD+ validation under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).  It is the single largest REDD+ project in the world, in terms of avoided emissions delivered to date.
  • Rimba Raya helped develop the first carbon accounting methodology, now used by the United Nations as the global standard.

Annually the Rumba Raya Reserve project averts the equivalent of 4.5M tco2.


Co-Benefits of the Rimba Raya Reserve Project

  • Increase agricultural productivity and incomes of small scale food producers
  • Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership
  • Capacity-building support to developing countries in water and sanitation-related activities and programs
  • Promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forest, halt deforestation, restore degraded forest and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally to decrease global GHG emissions
  • Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity, and protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species
  • Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.
  • Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
  • Ensure sustainable food production systems
  • Support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro, small and medium sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
  • Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services
  • Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development
  • Ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy

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The Rimba Raya Reserve Project addresses ALL 17 of the UN Sustainability Development Goals:

UN Sustainability Goals